XcodeXcodeis Apple's integrated development environment (IDE) for macOS, used to develop software for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS. It was first released in 2003; the latest stable release is version 12.4, released on January 26, 2021, and is available via the Mac App Store free of charge for macOS Big Sur users. Registered developers can download preview releases and prior versions of the suite through the Apple Developer website. Xcode includes Command Line Tools (CLT), which enable UNIX-style development via the Terminal app in macOS. They can also be downloaded and installed without the main IDE.
How to download Xcode?Step 1: Open the App Store Once you’re sure you are running the correct version of the Mac operating system, you can get started with downloading Xcode 11 through the Mac App Store. Open the App Store app on your Mac. By default, the App Store is in the Dock. You can also find it in your Launchpad. Step 2:Search for Xcode In the search field in the top-right corner, type Xcode and press the Return key. Step 3:Install Xcode Xcode is a free application developed by Apple, so just click the “Get” or “Download” button and start the installation process. Xcode is several gigabytes in size so downloading it could take a while. By default, Xcode is downloaded into your /Applicationsdirectory.